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  • Chicago sleeps a few minutes longer each night than New York: data

    Chicago sleeps a few minutes longer each night than New York: data
    Chicago residents can go to bed tonight knowing they sleep better than New Yorkers but get less shuteye than Orlando, Fla.  In a comparison of major cities, Chicago gets on average 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep, according to data analyzed by the...
  • Newberry goes for Baroque in 2014-15

    Newberry goes for Baroque in 2014-15
    The Newberry Consort, Chicago’s flagship early music ensemble, will present three programs for its 2014-15 season. Co-directors David Douglass, violin, and Ellen Hargis, soprano, will be joined by guest instrumentalists and singers for the first...
  • Court Theatre will host memorial service

    Court Theatre will host memorial service
    Court Theatre said Tuesday that it will host a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday in honor of its master electrician of the past two seasons, Brenton Wright. Wright, who was 27, was killed Aug. 6 in a rock-climbing accident in California. Wright worked...
  • Overnight shootings leave 2 dead, 5 hurt

    Overnight shootings leave 2 dead, 5 hurt
    Shootings on the South, West and Southwest sides left at least two people dead and five people hurt overnight, including three people shot, one fatally, in a single attack in the Gresham neighborhood, according to police. The Gresham shooting happened...
  • South Side development was on a roll — until recession

    South Side development was on a roll — until recession
    A decade ago, the South Side reveled in a surge of development, with condos and town houses sprouting from some of its empty lots. But the recession, which stifled construction all over the city, hit the South Side the hardest, a Tribune analysis of...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off

    Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off
    Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so...
  • Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For preemies, the combination of hearing mother's voice softly singing while being held against her skin can have a number of health benefits - and it helps moms, too, a new study suggests. When mothers in a neonatal intensive...
  • Too much regulation spoils a good haircut

    Too much regulation spoils a good haircut
    The city should impose only essential regulations to protect Chicagoans because too much regulation spoils a good haircut, and car-service competition, too. When my hair gets a little shaggy, I walk to the corner barber, plunk down $20 plus a tip, and 20...
  • Obama's great-uncle, innovative librarian

     Obama's great-uncle, innovative librarian
    Charles Payne, President Barack Obama's great-uncle, worked for more than 30 years at the University of Chicago Library, where he brought an engineer's methodical approach to analyzing library systems and helping to develop library automation....
  • 2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...